*Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop
*Top 20 Greatest L.A. Rap Albums of All Time
Only ten days into January we jokingly picked the year's top rap albums of 2012. But it turns out that 2012 has in fact shaped up as a pretty amazing year for hip-hop full-lengths -- arguab ... More >>
Rapping about the finer things is a big part of what hip-hop's about these days.
But what happens when you have no idea what the hell's being boasted about?
That's the case on Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West's self-described "luxury rap" album. It's clear that they're bragging about ... More >>
There is so much fuss over new baconized products (bazookas, salt, alphabets) that we sometimes forget that street vendors were outfitting hot dogs with bacon long before anyone knew how to tweet or Instagram. The vendors wheel out their carts like clockwork, punching in just as you're punching out ... More >>
Courtesy Marc Foxx William Daniels' "Untitled" oil painting, on view at Marc Foxx Gallery through November 12
My agenda includes a couple risks -- eight hours of United Nations-style debating and a visit to a temporary hotel room. Then there are the sure bets -- a lecture by an inimitably cle ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on L.A. theater's moment of truth this coming summerStage FEATURE on Norm Foster's The Motor Trade, and Thornton Wilder's Our TownL.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS NOMINEESLAWEES ON MONDAY
The 32nd annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards take place on Monday night. Doors open at ... More >>
Lina LecaroThe Maus Maus' Rick Wilder still lives up to his name.
Hollywood's upscale clubsterfuck evolution continues to claim more casualties. Buzz on the streets (and blogs) is that gay stalwart The Spotlight on Cahuenga is in serious danger of closing end of this year. Crane's Hollywood T ... More >>
Flickr user liuiaOnce you master the basics, weekend recipe tweaking is easyTurning on the oven this time of year can feel so very wrong, and how many burgers can you possibly consume in one month (granted, a lot)? Enter paella. But does anyone actually ever make the Spanish rice and seafood- ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCurrent STAGE FEATURE on Anton Chekhov's 150th Birthday BashNEW REVIEW GO A MEMORY OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Photo courtesy of Zombie Joe's Underground
George Bernard Shaw wrote that "men and women are made by their own
fancies in the image ... More >>
Edvard Munch'The Scream.'A woman who sold fake Picasso, Dali and Chagall artwork as the real thing on a television auction show was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles announced Tuesday.
Authorities say La Canada resident Kristine Eubanks, 52, ... More >>
Bloggers are every journalist's favorite whipping boy. If a shitty band gets too popular, blame the bloggers. If the standards of professional journalism have eroded too much, blame the bloggers. If by 2010, Vampire Weekend has inspired legions of college freshmen to dress as ironic yachters, bla ... More >>
I just drew this on my laptop with my index finger on a tiny tracking pad that is 3 inches by 2 inches. I thought of it today while walking back from a museum in Little Rock, my brain both reflecting on the obvious genius of a Picasso exhibit that I'd just seen and anticipating the political p ... More >>